Lady Pirates stay alive 2nd at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates finished off their regular season with 3 straight sweeps to finish third in league then won 2 of their first 3 matches at District and are still alive as of press time.
At Potlatch
The Lady Pirates clinched the third seed into District with a 25-8, 25-22, 25-16 sweep at Potlatch on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Angela Wemhoff had 10 kills in the match and Leah Higgins added 8.
The JV team won 2 out of 3 games.
Vs. Kamiah and Grangeville
On Senior Night, Thursday, Oct. 12, Prairie hosted both Kamiah and Grangeville and needed just 6 games to post a pair of wins. They swept Kamiah 25-18, 25-20, 25-13 then swept Grangeville 25-20, 25-9, 25-13.
With the wins Prairie ended their regular season with a record of 8-4 in league and 18-9 overall, including their match win-loss records in the Grangeville Tournament and at the Border Battle.
The JV team finished their season with a win over Kamiah.
Vs. Lapwai at District
The Lady Pirates opened District play with a 3-game sweep of Lapwai, 25-20, 25-15, 25-8.Sydney Bruner and Theresa Wemhoff nearly collide as both go look to make a pass in the Kamiah match at District.
Jordyn Higgins had a big serving run early in the first game to put Prairie in control. She served 7 straight points to give Prairie a 10-2 lead with 2 aces, 3 kills by Theresa Wemhoff and a kill each by Madison Pecarovich and Leah Higgins.
Lapwai got back within 5 but Sydney Bruner served up a pair of aces and Jordyn Higgins added a kill for a 19-10 lead.
Prairie got to game point on an ace by Kristyna Krogh, 24-16, but Lapwai then fought off 4 straight before missing a serve to end the game.
The second game was close early on with Prairie taking a 10-6 lead after 2 straight aces by Bruner, only to have Lapwai rally to tie it at 10-10.
A kill by Leah Higgins put Jordyn on the service line for a couple of aces and a kill by Leah that made it 16-11. From that point on Lapwai scored just 1 point on serve. Prairie meanwhile got a 3-point run each from Krogh and Theresa Wemhoff. Krogh had 1 ace with Angela Wemhoff adding 2 kills while Theresa Wemhoff served out the game with 3 straight aces.
In the third game Krogh opened up the game with a 7-point service run. She had a run of 4 straight aces with Angela Wemhoff adding 2 kills and Josie Peery a kill as well. That turned a 6-3 lead into a 13-3 lead.
Lapwai scored 3 straight points before Peery scored a kill to send Theresa Wemhoff back to serve. She served 5 straight with 1 ace plus 2 kills by Angela Wemhoff and a kill each by Jordyn Higgins and Peery.
Angela Wemhoff got to serve the final 3 points of the match with a 2 aces and then an emphatic first touch spike at the net by Leah Higgins that ended it.
Vs. Troy at District
Prairie has been getting better against Troy each time they’ve played. The first time they got swept. The second time they lost in 4 games. This time they lost in 5 by the slimmest of margins, 14-25, 25-18, 25-23, 14-25, 14-16. 
Josie Peery sends a spike past a Lapwai defender at District.In the opening game Prairie stayed with Troy and led 12-10 when Troy finally took control. The Trojans got a 6-point service run from Delaney Jensen and then a 7 point run from JordyneFredericksen as they outscored Prairie 2-15.
Prairie bounced back in the second game as Angela Wemhoff jumped served two aces to open the game and Leah Higgins added a kill for a 3-0 lead.
Jordyn Higgins also had 2 aces with a kill by Leah Higgins making it 7-2. Prairie was able to hold the lead throughout the game. Prairie led by as many as 7 several times, including the final score, while the closest Troy got was 4.
Troy last got within 4 at 21-17. A kill by Peery for the sideout and 2 kills by Leah Higgins got Prairie to game point at 24-17. 
Troy scored the sideout then bricked the following serve to give Prairie the game.
Troy jumped out to a 2-6 lead in the third game and still led 4-9 when Theresa Wemhoff scored a sideout kill to send Krogh to the service line. Krogh served Prairie into the lead with a 6-point run. She had 2 aces with Peery adding 3 kills and Theresa Wemhoff another to make it 11-9.
Troy got back within 1 at 14-13 but couldn’t quite take the lead. 
A kill each by Angela Wemhoff and Leah Higgins made it 23-17. Troy scored a sideout and after a bricked serve by each side, Troy scored 4 straight o get within 24-23. At that point Jordyn Higgins dug a Troy spike and Angela Wemhoff tipped it over on second touch for the game winner.
With a 2 games to 1 Prairie looked to close out Troy and advance to the championship match. 
Troy took the early lead but Bruner served Prairie into a 9-7 lead with Peery, Leah Higgins and Angela Wemhoff each scoring a kill. Unfortunately that was the high point of the game for Prairie as Troy outscored them 5-18 the rest of the way.
In the fifth and deciding game Troy led early but 2 aces by Leah Higgins gave Prairie a 6-5 lead.
Troy was able to tie it at 9-9. Prairie took the lead back but Troy again tied it at 11-11.
A sideout kill by Angela Wemhoff and then an ace made it 13-11. 
Troy’s super sophomore Lindsey Kwate made a smashing kill but Leah Higgins answered with a kill to get Prairie to match point at 14-12.
Troy’s middle blocker Hanna Heath blocked an attempted kill by Leah Higgins and Kwate scored another kill to tie it. After a Prairie time out, a kill attempt by Prairie landed out of bounds and Kwate finished off the match with another kill.
Vs. Kamiah at District
Prairie stayed alive at District with a tougher than expected 3-game sweep of Kamiah, winning 25-23, 25-19, 25-15 Monday, Oct. 16 at the LCSC Activity Center.
Prairie struggled in the opening game, looking somewhat lethargic as Kamiah took an early 6-8 lead. Cousins Leah and Jordyn Higgins go for a block in the Troy match.
Bruner was able to turn things around with a 4-point service run at that point as Prairie took an 11-8 lead. She had 3 aces and Leah Higgins added a kill.
Prairie was still unable to shake Kamiah though as they had a lot of missed spikes, hitting either long, wide or into the net. Kamiah was able to mount a comeback and built a 19-23 lead.
Prairie then got a break as Angela Wemhoff’s free ball return was hit long by the Kubs. Krogh went back to serve and Angele scored a couple of kills and Peery added another to tie the game at 23-23. Another kill by Angela Wemhoff gave Prairie the lead and the game ended on a block by Peery.
Kamiah again took the lead in the second game, 2-4. Leah Higgins scored a kill and then served 2 aces with Peery adding a kill for a 6-4 lead.
Prairie built their lead to 16-9after a couple of jump serve aces by Angela Wemhoff but Kamiah then rallied back within 2 at 16-14. A kill by Theresa Wemhoff ended that run and Leah Higgins served an ace for a 4-point lead.
Krogh served an ace and Peery added 2 kills to push the lead to 22-15.
Kamiah was able to get within 5 at 23-19 before a kill by Angela Wemhoff and an ace by Bruner ended the game.
Game 3 saw Kamiah lead early but Prairie was able to break it open with Theresa Wemhoff serving. Angela Wemhoff scored a sideout kill to tie the game at 8-8 and Theresa followed with an ace. Leah Higgins scored a kill from the back row, Peery scored a kill and Theresa served another ace for a 12-8 lead.
After a pair of sideouts, Bruner served a pair of points. After 2 more sideouts, Angela Wemhoff broke it open with a 6 point run. She had 2 aces while Leah Higgins scored a block, Angela scored on a second touch tip and Alexis Hiler and Pecarovich each added a kill for a 22-10 lead.
Kamiah was able to get back within 23-15 before a kill by Pecarovich and an ace by Hiler ended the match.
Prairie was to play another loser out match against Potlatch on Tuesday. If they won that they would play the Troy-Genesee loser on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for second place. Thursday’s winner then plays Wallace at Moscow on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. for a state berth.
Prairie is now 20-10 on the season.

Angela Wemhoff sets the ball in the Kamiah match on Monday.

Leah Higgins slams the ball against Lapwai.

Josie Peery goes up for a spike against Kamaih. Also shown are Madison Pecarovich and Theresa Wemhoff.

Jordyn Higgins spikes the ball against Lapwai as Leah Higgins and Angela Wemhoff watch.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
24-Kamiah*, there, won 3 games to 1
26-JV and C at Genesee JV Tournament
29-Genesee*, here, 5 p.m., C/JV/V, lost 0 games to 3.
31-Troy*, here, 5 p.m., C/JV/V,  lost 0 games to 3.
  5-Potlatch*, here, 5 p.m., C/JV/V, won 3 games to 2 
12-CV*, there, 5 p.m., C/JV/V, won 3 games to 0
14-Orofino, there, 4:30 p.m., C/JV/V, lost 2 games to 3
16-Grangeville, Varsity Tourn., beat Nezperce 2-0, beat Kamiah 2-0, beat Summit 2-0, beat Summit again 2-0, lost to Salmon River 0-2, 2nd at Tournament
21-Genesee*, there, 5 p.m., C/JV/V, lost 2 games to 3
23-Border Battle at Pomeroy, won 3 of 5 matches as Idaho won 13-12.
26-Lapwai*, here, won 3 games to 0
28-Troy*, there, 5 p.m., C/JV/V, lost 1 game to 3
  2-at Lapwai, rescheduled from Sept. 7, won 3 games to 1
  3-C.V.*, here, 4:30, JV & V, won 3 games to 0
  3-Orofino, here, V only, 7 p.m., lost 1 game to 3
  5-Grangeville, there, 5 p.m., C/JV/V, won 3 games to 1
10-Potlatch*, there, 5 p.m., C/JV/V, won 3 games to 0, details next week
12-Kamiah*, here, 4:30, JV/V, won 3 games to 0
12-Grangeville, here V only, 7 p.m., won 3 games to 0
14-15-18-19-District at LCSC - beat Lapwai 3 games to 0, lost to Troy 2 games to 3, beat Kamiah 3 games to 0, beat Potlatch 3 games to 0 (details next week); to play Genesee for 2nd place 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19
Oct. 21-State Play-in vs. Wallace at Moscow, 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 27-28-State at LCSC
*League Game

All games start at 4:30 p.m.
10-Grangeville, there
12-C.V., there
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